Maryville (WVLT) - What started as just a normal day turned into something very different for one Maryville woman at work who ended up saving a child's life.
AAA travel agent Angela Monroe says she was working at her desk when a woman came in frantic because her child was choking.
Monroe says the child followed behind with his hands on his throat.
She then administered the Heimlich maneuver on the child, and a piece of hard candy popped right out.
"She kept hugging me and thanking me for saving her little boy and stuff like that, so she was trying to get her calmed down," Monroe said.
Monroe attributes her quick thinking and cool reaction to having had Red Cross training on choking in the last year.
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